Disability differentials in educational attainment

Little is known about mechanisms behind well-documented disability differentials in educational outcomes. This study uses data from the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England to investigate educational transitions of disabled youth.     Differentials in transition rates to full-time academic upper secondary education and to university are highly reflected in differences in school performance between disabled and … More Disability differentials in educational attainment

Social mobility, ethnicity and immigration

Drawing on a decade of work on ethnicity and social mobility, this paper, presented as a plenary at the European Sociological Association 2015 conference in Prague, argues that serious and systematic attention to social mobility across ethnic groups has the potential to illuminate not only migration processes and immigrant outcomes, but also to shed light … More Social mobility, ethnicity and immigration

Social Advantage and Disadvantage published by OUP

This volume, edited by Hartley Dean and myself, investigates the patterns, drivers and consequences of wealth and privilege as well as those of marginalisation and deprivation. The book has brought together an exciting range of scholars from different disciplines to shed light on different aspects of social advantage and disadvantage and their implications. The 17 … More Social Advantage and Disadvantage published by OUP

Women’s income and inequality

Gendered income inequalities and ethnic group differences is a presentation for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which builds on work carried out for the Government Equalities Office and a paper on inequality commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. It was presented on February 17, 2015. Download the presentation Photo credit: ‘Working’ Stefan

Understanding Inequalities: Stratification and Difference

This book brings together the latest empirical evidence with a discussion of sociological debates surrounding inequality. As well as treating the core sociological topics of class, ethnicity and gender, it examines how inequalities are experienced across a wide variety of settings – education, health, geography and housing, income and wealth – and how they cumulate … More Understanding Inequalities: Stratification and Difference